<br/>">http://I love social networking, but I think the most important part of Library 2.0 is to enable patrons to DO STUFF with their data. Library portals are a start, but only a very feeble one. In an electronic environment, library users need to be able save, manipulate, and share their links to information. Thus far, libraries have done a terrible job of facilitating this kind of functionality.<br/>
I love tagging and I love bookmarking. Together they are a great and easy way to classify digital objects, but I rarely take part in social bookmarking sites like del.icio.us. Its not that I don't appreciate the social element; social tagging really adds value to the mass of data out there on the web. But there's one thing I can't get past: THE SINGLE-WORD TAG!
I'll never be a devoted del.icio.us user because I can't think that open source should be expressed as opensource or… Continue
I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - http://GettingBoysToRead.com. Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.
Edinburgh is actually quite well endowed with libraries of all sorts. There are 4 universities and various colleges, law firms, governmental bodies, not to mention the public libraries. http://www.lisjobnet.com/Lisjobnet while not everything, shows current vacancies in the UK.